Students Learn Emergency Preparedness through Red Cross Pillowcase Project
Published on 1/26/17
District News Academics Ed Smith
Fifth grade students across the SCSD learned about disaster preparedness in a fun way, thanks to the American Red Cross Pillowcase Project!
Students at Bellevue, Dr. King, Dr. Weeks, Delaware, Ed Smith, Franklin, Huntington and Van Duyn heard about what the American Red Cross does to help in emergencies, the importance of fire drills and smoke detectors, how they can be prepared for emergencies and more. Then, they were given a pillowcase to decorate, that will serve as their own go-to resource kit.
“They’re to put stuff in, in case of emergency,” Ed Smith fifth grader Abbie Kalenak said of her pillowcase. “We’ll put in things like water, a change of clothes, a first aid kit and a toothbrush.”
“I feel more prepared now because I have it,” classmate Lucy Lombard added.
This is the second year the Pillowcase Project has been administered in SCSD schools, a result of support from the Red Cross, the Promise Zone and the SCSD Department of Public Safety. Students also left school with a workbook to bring home to help them discuss what they learned with their family members. What great skills to have – great work, students, and thank you to the American Red Cross for the important lesson.